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Contact: Penny Williams, (828) 768-7366, penny@parentingadhdandautism.com

Award-winning author releases second book to support parents of kids with ADHD

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD: A 9-step plan to master the struggles
and triumphs of parenting a child with ADHD, by Penny Williams

Asheville, NC, January 2015 — There are guidebooks to set a parent’s expectations for pregnancy and child development, but not one step-by-step guide for the challenge of raising a child with ADHD… until now.

The contrast between expectations and genuine capability is stark but invisible with ADHD, creating challenges every moment in all aspects of life. In What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, Williams offers a 9-step plan to tame (much of) the chaos and turn (most of) the struggles into triumphs. She steers you through methodically learning about your child’s behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses, and how to use that knowledge to improve life for your child with ADHD and your entire family.

Don’t be fooled though — this is not your typical book on ADHD. Williams keeps it real, providing authentic, down in the trenches, trial-by-fire advice from a momma who has lived it, figuring it out one mistake day at a time.

“I endured a long and arduous learning curve when my son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008,” says Williams. “I share what I’ve learned through research and my experience parenting my son, ‘Ricochet’, to hopefully shorten that painful time of trial-by-fire for others.”

“I suspect this book would have made me a better mother,” said Katherine Ellison, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, “had I had such a book, say, 10 years ago when my own son was diagnosed.”

Williams’ first book, Boy Without Instructions, reached #1 in the parenting hyperactive children category on Amazon.com within the first week of pre-release sales. It went on to win the 2014 USA Book Awards’ Finalist award in the Parenting & Family category. “I am stunned by the number of notes I’ve already received from readers who really connected with the book,” Williams adds. “While each child with ADHD has a unique constellation of challenges, the emotional upheaval of raising a child with ADHD seems to transcend those differences and resonate with everyone traveling this special parenthood trajectory.”

Penny Williams is the author of the award-winning, Amazon best-seller, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is a frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine, Healthline, and other parenting and special needs publications. Williams currently blogs at www.ParentingADHDChildren.com.

ISBN (paperback) 0991617827

ISBN (eBook) 978-0-9916178-3-8

Order the book through Ingram (wholesale) or Amazon.com (consumer).

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Williams at penny@parentingadhdandautism.com, or PennyWilliamsAuthor.com.

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Award-winning blogger releases book to support parents of children with ADHD

Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Raising a Child with ADHD, by Penny Williams

Asheville, NC, May 2014 — Most books on ADHD don’t dare expose the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood — the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like you’re losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Award-winning blogger, Penny Williams’ first book, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD, changes that.

“I endured a long and arduous learning curve when my son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008,” says Williams. “I share my experiences in parenting my son, Ricochet, to hopefully shorten that painful time of trial-by-fire for others.”

Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during the harrowing ride that is Boy Without Instructions. Right before your eyes, this initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD. Boy Without Instructions validates a parent’s grief and guilt, yet reveals that it’s truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for a child with ADHD, and their family.

“Williams’ book vividly brings to life the daily difficulties and successes of getting a correct ADHD diagnoses, medication trial and error, enlisting help at school, maintaining a calm family home, and more,” says Susan Caughman, Editor-in-Chief, ADDitude Magazine, the top resource for living well with ADHD. She advises parents of ADHD children to, “Read this well-written, empathetic book right away, feel less alone, and take away not only moral support but also valuable strategies for helping your child, yourself, and your family.”

Boy Without Instructions reached #1 in the parenting hyperactive children category on Amazon.com within the first week of pre-release sales. “I am stunned by the number of notes I’ve already received from readers stating that they felt I wrote the book about them,” Williams adds. “While each child with ADHD has a unique constellation of challenges, the emotional upheaval of raising a child with ADHD seems to transcend those differences and resonate with everyone traveling this special parenthood trajectory.”

Penny Williams is the founder of the award-winning website, {a mom’s view of ADHD}, and a frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications. As well, she has published essays in three anthologies: Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, Sensational Journeys, and Trust Your Intuition. She is currently working on her second book, a survival guide for parents learning to raise children with ADHD that will be available in the next year. Williams currently blogs at www.BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

ISBN (paperback) 978-0-9916178-0-7

ISBN (eBook) 978-0-9916178-1-4

Order the book through Ingram (wholesale) or Amazon.com (consumer).

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Williams at penny@parentingadhdandautism.com, or PennyWilliamsAuthor.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Penny Williams, (828) 768-7366, penny@parentingadhdandautism.com

Award-winning blogger releases book to support parents of children with ADHD

Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Raising a Child with ADHD, by Penny Williams

Asheville, NC, May 2014 — Most books on ADHD don’t dare expose the genuine grit of the moment-by-moment peaks and valleys of this special parenthood — the gut-wrenching, crying on the bathroom floor, feeling like you’re losing your mind truth of the matter that is learning to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Award-winning blogger, Penny Williams’ first book, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD, changes that.

“I endured a long and arduous learning curve when my son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2008,” says Williams. “I share my experiences in parenting my son, Ricochet, to hopefully shorten that painful time of trial-by-fire for others.”

Williams shares her unfiltered thoughts and emotions during her progression through this learning curve during the harrowing ride that is Boy Without Instructions. Right before your eyes, this initially grief-stricken momma transforms from obsessed-with-ADHD control-freak and helicopter mom to optimistic and (mostly) confident parent of a child who happens to have ADHD. Boy Without Instructions validates a parent’s grief and guilt, yet reveals that it’s truly possible to craft a (mostly) joy-filled life for a child with ADHD, and their family.

“Williams’ book vividly brings to life the daily difficulties and successes of getting a correct ADHD diagnoses, medication trial and error, enlisting help at school, maintaining a calm family home, and more,” says Susan Caughman, Editor-in-Chief, ADDitude Magazine, the top resource for living well with ADHD. She advises parents of ADHD children to, “Read this well-written, empathetic book right away, feel less alone, and take away not only moral support but also valuable strategies for helping your child, yourself, and your family.”

Boy Without Instructions reached #1 in the parenting hyperactive children category on Amazon.com within the first week of pre-release sales. “I am stunned by the number of notes I’ve already received from readers stating that they felt I wrote the book about them,” Williams adds. “While each child with ADHD has a unique constellation of challenges, the emotional upheaval of raising a child with ADHD seems to transcend those differences and resonate with everyone traveling this special parenthood trajectory.”

Penny Williams is the founder of the award-winning website, {a mom’s view of ADHD}, and a frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications. As well, she has published essays in three anthologies: Easy to Love but Hard to Raise, Sensational Journeys, and Trust Your Intuition. She is currently working on her second book, a survival guide for parents learning to raise children with ADHD that will be available in the next year. Williams currently blogs at www.BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

ISBN (paperback) 978-0-9916178-0-7

ISBN (eBook) 978-0-9916178-1-4

Order the book through Ingram (wholesale) or Amazon.com (consumer).

To arrange a book signing or interview, contact Williams at penny@parentingadhdandautism.com, or PennyWilliamsAuthor.com.

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